Earth Day 2017 Event at the Solar Living Center

Earth Day 2017 Event at the Solar Living Center

There’s no better place on Earth to celebrate Earth Day than at the world-famous Solar Living Center, where renewable energy, permaculture, and green living converge on 12 beautiful acres along California’s historic Highway 101 in Mendocino County! Join us on April 22 for this FREE, family-friendly event featuring kids’ crafts, acoustic music, solar boat races, a BIG sale at the Real Goods Store, and much more! Workshops 11:00...

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SunHawk Olive Oil Independent Lab Analysis

SunHawk Olive Oil Independent Lab Analysis

For all you olive oil connoisseurs out there, check out the exceptional results we received from Agbiolab, an independent laboratory analysis of this year’s olive harvest. Some points of interest: All our numbers pass the USDA standards as well as the much stricter COOC EVOO standard for extra virgin To be considered true “extra virgin,” the free fatty acid needs to be below 5% (ours is 0.16%!) The polyphenol content generally...

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Musings from the Solar Pioneer Party

Musings from the Solar Pioneer Party

Last weekend I attended the very fun and rewarding three-day Solar Pioneer Party in Grass Valley, California. This was the 2nd annual gathering of us “Solar Pioneers,” loosely defined as those of us who have been promoting and selling solar PV since the late 1970s. It was inspiring to say the least to get most of us in the same room at the same time (less those of us who had passed away). Who Are the Solar Pioneers? Jim Cullen...

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Solar Living Center Revival Continues

Solar Living Center Revival Continues

It’s now been one year and nine months since my wife Nantzy and I bought back the Solar Living Center from the Colorado corporation that I sold to back in 2000. As many of you know, the site was looking tired and run down like it needed a good dose of love to return it to its former glory days that it enjoyed from its creation in 1994 until its heyday in early 2000s. I’m happy to report that the transformation is nearly complete!...

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SunHawk Farms Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

SunHawk Farms Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We planted our 2,800 olive trees (14 acres) in 2006 and 2007 because we’ve always loved eating olives and consuming high-quality olive oil on just about everything from vegetables to fish to eggs. In 1998 we purchased 320 acres 700 feet above the Solar Living Center and about 10 minutes by car to the West. We call our homestead “SunHawk Farms.” It was a dream and at the time seemed like a great retirement income when fruition...

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